Auction 113, Lot 774

"Nieuwe Pascaart voor een Gedeelte van de Zeekusten van Barbaria Beginnende van C: Rusato tot Alexandria als Mede t' Meeste Gedeelte van t' Eylandt Candia", Keulen, Johannes van

Subject: Northern Africa

Period: 1680 (circa)

Publication: De Nieuwe Groote Lichtende Zee-Fackel…

Color: Hand Color

23 x 20 inches
58.4 x 50.8 cm

Interesting sea chart of the coast of Africa from Alexandria to Cap Rusaro that is embellished with rhumb lines throughout. The chart is oriented with north and the Mediterranean at the bottom. Decorated with two compass roses and two ships sailing in the sea including a galley. A large title cartouche, surmounted by figures, dominates the upper right quadrant.

References: Phillips (A) #3444-17.

Condition: B

Beautiful impression and coloring on fine hand laid paper. Margins appear to be original and vary 1/2" to 3/4". Large but faint stain at lower right and left.

Estimate: $200 - $250

Sold for: $150

Closed on 12/7/2005